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Cycling in Sikkim

It is a country with a variety of landscapes, embedded in a long and interesting history. An eviable culture that embraces the arts, nature, heritage, religion, innovation and a strong sense of justice for all.

Bagdogra - Gangtok - Phedang - Singhik - Chungthang - Lachung - Yumthang - Chungthang - Lachen - Thangu - Choptag Valley - Kalapather - Chungthang - Rangrang - Kabi - Gangtok - Bagdogra

14 Nights / 15 Days

Another destination biker would love to explore is the state of Sikkim, which allows the visitor to get in touch with the colourful cultural heritage and monastic lifestyle of the Sikkimese people. One of best adventure products in Sikkim is mountain biking. The rugged and dramatic terrain of Sikkim Himalayas offers sure and exciting biking trails to the adventure lovers. As Most of the roads in Sikkim are negotiable by mountain bikes. The beauty of the countryside, flora and fauna and lifestyle of the Sikkimese people is best experienced on a bike's seat as you meander through lush green hills and dales. Mostly it is popular in North Sikkim & West Sikkim. Mountain Biking is an ultimate adventure and fun way to explore North Sikkim. From ride comprising of 3/4 days to reach Lachung covering a distance of 115 km and ascending from an altitude of 5500 ft (Gangtok) to 9600 ft (Lachung) this will be an ideal way to discover North Sikkim.

Day 1

Bagdogra - Gangtok

Mount Kanchenjanga

Upon arrival at Bagdogra airport met our representative and then transfer to Gangtok. Overnight stay.

Day 2

Gangtok - Phedang (600m/31 km approx)

The trail is metal led except between Rakdong and Dikchu. The trail is gentle till Rakdong and then it is downhill to Dikchu and then gentle till Phedang. On this trail stop at Tashi View point to view the panoramic scene of Mt Kanchenjanga and its range, then pass through some beautiful Sikkimese villages and cross the Teesta at Dikchu (an old trading town during the caravan days from Tibet), to Camp in a Lepcha village at Phedang in Dzongu. Lunch on the way. Overnight stay.

Day 3

Phedang - Singhik (1600m/33km approx)

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After breakfast start the ride through Lepcha villages and don't be surprised when people turn out in numbers to look at you, as this will be the first time the bikers are passing through their villages. The trail is gentle till Sankalang and then there is a gradual climb till Mangan the District Headquarter of North Sikkim, and is also known as the "Large Cardamom Capital of the world." Trail till Sangkalang will be along the right bank of the mighty Teesta River. The camp will be at Singhik, from where in the morning you will get the grandest view of the Kanchenjanga range. Lunch on the way. The trail is almost metalled. Overnight stay.

Day 4

Singhik - Chungthang (1561m/26km)

The trail is all metalled except at few places where the monsoon has washed away the roads. It's a gentle ride with few climbs at places. The trail will pass through some beautiful water falls and gorges. Camp at Chungthang, the confluence of the two great rivers, the Lachen Chu and the Lachung Chu. It's a small town with few shops. Lunch on the way. Overnight stay.

Day 5

Chungthang - Lachung (2624m/21km)

Today the trail is almost uphill and it is metalled. After about 10 km you will be in the alpine zone and the view of the mountains and the cascading waterfalls is just mind blowing. Lunch on the way. Today, accommodation in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 6

Lachung - Yumthang (3600m/24km

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The trail is metalled with bits of climbing and turns, "its altitude." The trail passes through very beautiful rhododendron forests and meadows of primulas. The famous Singba Rhodendron Sanctuary falls on this route. The Camp will be on the beautiful meadows of Yumthang, with a spectacular view of the mountains all around you. Overnight stay.

Day 7

Yumthang - Chungthang (45km down hill)

Today we will bike up to Chungthang. Overnight stay.

Day 8

Chungthang - Lachen (27km/2728m)

Now the route follows along the Lachen Chu. The trail is metalled and is a gradual climb. This trail passes through thick forest of Magnolia and bamboo. There are some very deep gorges. Lachen, which means the big pass, is inhabited by semi-nomadic Bhutia tribe and the village is located between two ancient moraines with Lamo Angdang peak in the backdrop. The village consists of about 240 houses. It is worth a visit to the monastery and the old nunnery. Accommodation in Gurudongmar Lodge.

Day 9

Lachen - Thangu (3920m/32km)

The trail is metalled but at few places it is rough. The altitude gain is quite quick. In the beginning the trail passes through narrow valley and as you reach the higher altitude it begins to open up into wide valleys. The valley of Yakthang with river flowing through it is a picturesque sight. The primulas and other Alpine flowers of the Sikkim Himalayas cover the meadows. At Thangu accommodation in Tents. In the evening stroll around the village or go into a local bar for a sip of "Chaang."

Day 10

Thangu - Choptag Valley - Kalapather (4000m) to Lachen (74km)

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After breakfast start for Chopta Valley/Kalapather. Chopta Valley is a huge U shaped valley with the Chopta Chu meandering in between. The Mountains around Thangu is a beautiful sight. Then ride about 3 km to Kalapather, the base of the Lunakla, a pass to the Muguthang valley, home of the "Drokpas." From her ride towards Lachen. Lunch on the way. Accommodation in Gurudongmar Lodge. Today the distance covered is quite long, but most of it is down hill.

Day 11

Lachen - Chungthang (27 Kms down hill)

Today we will bike up to Chungthang. Overnight in Camp.

Day 12

Chungthang - Rangrang (1000m 38km)

We follow the same trail as we had come up till Mangan. At rangrang you cross the high suspension bridge to the Camp site, beside paddy fields.

Day 13

Rangrang - Kabi (1500m/32km)

Today the trail passes through paddy fields and some beautiful Bhutia and subba villages. On the way visit the Phensong and Phodang Monasteries. Accommodation in Tents. Lunch on the way.

Day 14

Kabi - Gangtok (1547m/20km)

Biking in Sikkim

In the morning visit the historic site of Kabi - Lungtsok, where the two tribes, Bhutia and Lepchas signed their blood brotherhood treaty with Mt Kanchenjanga as the witness. Then move on to Gangtok. The trail is beautiful and metalled with few rough rides in between.

Day 15

Gangtok - Bagdogra

In the morning after breakfast drive to Bagdogra airport to catch onward flight. Trip and Services Ends Here.

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Bikes: Mountain Bikes

Bike Sizes: 13-21

Bike Hire: Includes on Tour Cost. You may bring your own bikes, but in this case let us know in advance. Other equipment provided: Pedals, helmet, water bottles.


Accommodation is offered at all locations. Most of the hotels are Culture Resort, Eco Resorts & family run hotels - all with a common line of quality in service. Our costs are based on 'twin-sharing' foundation. For those who wants single room, we offer single room, but at extra cost.


The landscape includes flatlands, mountains, backwaters and village streets.


The variety of the regional features of this country has led to a corresponding variety in environment. The Great Varies have awesome environment throughout the year, while the flatlands are warm and moist. The common level of yearly rain fall is superb in Kerala, Sikkim and some of the Northern Eastern Declares of Native India, when compared to other Native India. July to Aug is the monsoon season, with heavy downpours. It is always recommended to check weather and temperature at websites.

Transportation/Support Vehicles

All transport is involved in the cost. We provide backup vehicle at all times during cycling trip. The vehicle can be used to boat your baggage & yourself as required.


Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer is method delicious, unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the canned standard water. Please make sure that the container is enclosed.

What to bring


  • Bike shoes
  • Sun cream lotion
  • Relaxed shoes for walking
  • Shoes for other sightseeing
  • Socks


  • In Indian, the conventional of outfit is more traditional. We counsel you to prevent very short shorts/skirts and limited tops/tanktops when viewing small non-urban places, temples, mosques or other sacred sites as this may limit your access.
  • A hotter set of outfits (Fleece, Coat, hat and gloves) are required for visits going through Munnar and other thin air places.
  • Water resistant jacket.
  • Riding a bike equipment like safety gloves and shorts.


  • Torch
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Eyewear, cap
  • Sun lotion of spf at least 35
  • Individual Bike riding equipment like bar finishes, pedals, chairs and headgear
  • Helmets for riding a bike


Water is higher risk; hence we suggest that you drink only nutrient water in bottles during your trip. A cage of standard nutrient water is always focused for in the start of the vehicle during trips as an urgent evaluate. Despite the high requirements, it is worth providing basic OTC medications for disappointed tummies, complications, pest attacks etc. Indian is a financially creating democratic republic and has worked very hard to control illnesses. Sufficient medical care is available in the major inhabitants' facilities, but is usually limited in the non-urban areas of the country. Many western worlds are utilizing the state-of-the-art healthcare services available in Indian. The cost of treatment is much less expensive here in comparison to the same features available in innovative nations.

The most important cause of sickness of tourists in Indian is food and water-borne illnesses. Malware, bacteria, or harmful bacteria can cause diarrhea. Attacks may cause simple diarrhea and throwing up, high temperature, or, in extraordinary instances, liver organ damage (hepatitis). Malaria is a avoidable disease that can create trouble if neglected. One can prevent disease by taking recommended anti-malarial drugs and defending against insect attacks. The areas you will be passing are Malaria-free. Make sure that your insurance provider includes illnesses and injuries overseas.


  • Bring all the important medications and OTC medications. Do not ignore to have the brands as well as the general titles of the medications one needs to have.
  • Use a sun hat when revealed.
  • Consume a lot of liquids. Don't drink tap water. Use only bottled water which is always kept in the back of your automobile.
  • Bring your personal medical kit and pest resilient.
  • To avoid fungus and parasitic attacks, keep legs clean and dry, and do not go without shoes.
  • Do not eat food bought from road providers.
  • Do not drink drinks with ice.
  • Do not eat milk products unless it is known that they have been pasteurized.
  • Prevent managing creatures (especially apes, pets, and cats) to avoid attacks and serious illnesses.

Medical Information Update

Details given above are liable to change every now and then and one should contact the Native India tasks of the specific country or the government vacationer offices for more details.


You will get possibilities en-route to do a bit of purchasing. However unless particularly requested for, our guide will not suggest any particular store. Neither we nor our driver/guides take any percentage on purchasing.

Spending Money

Every visitor will have different cash specifications and varying personal costs. Please assess your own spending routines while enabling for beverages, purchasing and falling. Also keep aside cash for extra costs like:

  • Foods which are not included
  • Emergencies
  • Optionally available activities /additional sightseeing
  • Shopping/Souvenirs

Foreign Exchange

As Indian currency value tend to go up and down, make reference to the following website for daily return rates:

Airport Taxes

There is no airport terminal or leaving taxation from any airport terminal of India.


  • Insurance Policy - Please take your own Insurance
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Telephone bills
  • Cycles
  • Support Vehicle, parking, toll, driver's allowances
  • Cycling guide
  • Breakfast at all destination
  • All Accommodation on Full board
  • First Aid Kid
  • Backup of Support Vehicle